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GED Testing Facts

Earning a Credential in Kansas

  • The State of Kansas awards the Kansas State High School Diploma to those meeting the appropriate criteria.

About the GED® Tests

  • The GED Tests provide adults who did not complete a formal high school program the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills.
  • The tests are field-tested and normed on graduating high school seniors before becoming final test forms.
  • The GED Tests are currently offered only in a computer-based format at Official GED Testing Centers.

History of the GED Tests

  • 1942: American Council on Education® (ACE) was commissioned to measure high school instructional outcomes for military personnel and veterans who had not completed high school.
  • 1947: New York became first state to make tests available to non-veteran adults.
  • 1974: GED credential issued in all 50 U.S. states.
  • There have been five GED Tests Series
    • 1942 Series
    • 1978 Series
    • 1988 Series
    • 2002 Series
    • 2014 Series

Who Accepts the GED Credential

  • 98% of colleges and universities that require a high school diploma accept the GED credential. (Annual Survey of Colleges 2007. Copyright ® 2007. The College Board.)
  • 96% of companies accept applicants with a GED credential for jobs requiring a high school degree. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)

Renowned GED Credential Recipients

  • Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • Mary Lou Retton, Olympic Medal-Winner
  • Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's
  • Honorable Greg Mathis, U.S. District Court Judge
  • Gretchen Wilson, Country Music Musician
  • Richard Carmona, Former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Michael J. Fox, Actor and Advocate
  • Wally Amos, Founder of Famous Amos Cookies


Adult Education Classes

We offer adult education classes to assist students in the following: GED preparation, basic math and reading skills, employment skills, and college preparation and transition. Individuals completing the adult education classes will have the opportunity to earn a GED, Basic Computer Skills certificate, and the Kansas Work Ready certificate.

Adult education classes are open to students sixteen and older. Students under eighteen must have a Parental Waiver for Compulsory Attendance in order to attend class. These forms are obtained from the last school district the student attended.

Attendance at a three day orientation class is mandatory. Regular class times are Monday through Thursday from 1-4pm, and 4-7pm. The adult education center is located on the lower level of the Chapman Learning Center (CAVE).

Based on the results of your assessment during orientation, staff members will develop and individualized a plan to help you achieve your goals. In order to be eligible to take the GED examination, you must have completed all of the adult education class requirements, passed all required exams, and have a valid government issued photo identification card.

The cost for the class is $30 which covers college entrance testing, basic computer certification, and WorkKeys WorkReady Employment Skills Test. The GED test fee is $132 ($33 per module) due when you register for the test.

Upon successful completion of the examination, you will be issued a diploma by the Kansas State Department of Education. Scholarships are available for those individuals scoring into honors range.

Please call (800) 729-6222 or (620) 432-0368 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Eastern Kansas Adult Education Locations

EKAE staff members will be happy to assist you in answering all of your questions about adult education classes and taking the GED test.


Neosho County Community College- Chanute

(620) 432.0368

(620) 432.0393

USD #290/NCCC-Ottawa

(785) 248.2818

(785) 248.2819


Independence Community College

(620) 332-5631

(620) 332-5632


Fort Scott Community College

(620) 223-2700 Ext. 4400, 4270


Labette Community College

(620) 820-1124

(620) 820-1125


Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)

1301 E. 27th Terrace

Pittsburg, KS 66762

(620) 687-5536